DESPITE fears that numbers at Friday’s Wine Week night market might be down due the Blue Mountains bushfires, the night has been declared a success.
Around 3000 people flocked to Robertson Park for the three hour event full of local wine and food.
There was something for the children as well with a new dedicated children’s play area according to Orange Wine Week chair Margie Gordon.
“You want to come with your kids and it’s nice to know they’ll have something to do,” she said.
“It attracted a different type of person [knowing] that your kids can come and be entertained as well.”
For the bigger kids there were 40 stalls full of Orange region wine and produce as well as live music.
“We had a lot more food this year,” Mrs Gordon said.
While there were people at the night markets from across NSW, interstate as well as Belgium and France, Mrs Gordon said most were from the Orange region.
“I do think it’s an event for locals to come to,” she said.
As Orange Wine Week wrapped up yesterday, Mrs Gordon said the night market continues to be the premier event.
“It was a success and the night markets are the most patronised event of Wine Week.”